Results for tag: legislation

Inside the Courthouse Break-Ins that Landed 2 White Hat Hackers in Jail.

I just got round to reading this account of the legal shambles a couple of white hat hackers were dropped into when their clients, the state of Iowa, decided to abandon and ignore them. It's a gripping read.

Linked on the 31st of August, 2020 Details

European Copyright Law Isn’t Great. It Could Soon Get a Lot Worse.

The EU is proposing copyright law that’s so ridiculous it even outlaws Creative Commons.
Linked on the 13th of April, 2018 Details

European software patents mess

The O'Reilly Network is carrying a good summary of the current European software patents directive/mess.

Linked on the 9th of March, 2005 Details

A European broadcast flag

Cory Doctorow points to an article about yet another acronym: CPCM, the European version of the United States' broadcast flag and just as potentially troubling. It defines what a consumer can or can't do with copyrighted content on his equipment, if it can be stored, copied, shared and how many times. It looks, at first glance, to be even more restrictive than its American cousin.

Published on the 7th of March, 2005 Read full post

linux-elitists: Microsoft goes after Linux kernel downloaders?

More on the Windows leak; Microsoft gets heavy with people offering source on file sharing networks, Linux included.

Linked on the 18th of February, 2004 Details

The Scotsman: Joyce grandson threatens to ban readings at festival

James Joyce must be spinning in his grave. His grandson, Stephen, has announced he’ll sue for breach of copyright if any public recitations of Joyce’s work take place. Not quite what the organisers of the upcoming Bloomsday centenary festival were expecting.

Linked on the 15th of February, 2004 Details